Criminal Justice, BS

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
Principles of Sociology
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Criminal Justice Major
CJ-1020Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-2030Policing in American Society3
CJ-2050Correctional Systems3
CJ-3000American Criminal Courts3
CJ-4990Internship in Criminal Justice3
CJ-4998Criminal Justice Senior Thesis 13
Select seven CJ elective courses21
SOC-4210Social Research Methods3
Select five CJ or SOC elective courses15
Liberal Arts 215
Total Hours123-129

Those students who are declared criminal justice majors and who successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours with the New York Police Department Police Academy and a minimum of 135 contact hours while participating in the New York Police Department Police Cadet Program may enroll in CJ-4991 Internship in Criminal Justice for three additional credits and will be awarded three credits to satisfy the 12 elective credits requirements with approval from the Department Chairperson.

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.